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SE1 Direct 560: SummerFest, Fire Brigade Museum, Living Memory
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 560

Monday 1 August 2011                          ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Complimentary dessert for SE1 residents!
* What's on this week
* August issue of 'in SE1'
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum

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{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Cyclists block Blackfriars Bridge as roadworks start 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5448

* Minister declines to list South Eastern Railway building
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5447

* The World Turned Upside Down: councillors defer decision
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5444

* Shell Centre to be redeveloped by Canary Wharf & Qatar
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5443

* Tower Bridge Road street market to be formally closed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5439

* 38 new homes to replace Grange Road squatters' den
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5446

* Artbrand House: cllrs condemn "disgraceful" developer
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5445

* Alan Kitching's Borough print launched at Royal Oak 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5442

* Russell Scott-Skinner backs Beatbullying charity
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5449

* Vince Cable at LSBU to celebrate £1m gift from Nathu Puri
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5440

* Review: The Beauty Queen of Leenane at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5441

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{ What's on this week }

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR FESTIVAL: FINAL CONCERT
Monday 1 August
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
248 young people sing with the Virtuosi of London Orchestra.
Conducted by Canterbury Cathedral's organist and master of
the choristers David Flood and America's top children's
choir expert Henry Leck.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11072


SUMMERFEST AT ARCHBISHOP'S PARK
Wednesday 3 August
12pm-6pm  at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; free
SummerFest is a celebration of Archbishop's Park. The park
has been transformed over the last ten years thanks to the
hard work of Lambeth Parks and the Friends of Archbishop's
Park. Try out boot camp exercises and football skills with
Charlton Athletic FC, mosaic making with Southbank Mosaics,
pot a plant with Roots and Shoots and bounce on a castle,
play African drums and kids disco with Blackfriars
Settlement, make a smoothie with Peabody; plus youth
football tournament, cricket, tug of war, guided heritage
tours of the park and plants for sale. This community
celebration is funded by the Capital Community Foundation
and powered by volunteers from WaCoCo, SE1 United, Friends
of Archbishop's Park and SLAM NHS vocational services.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11232


5-A-SIDE PICK-UP FOOTBALL GAMES
Starting Wednesday 3 August
Better Bankside, Street League and the London Fire Brigade
are offering pick-up football games at the LFB's 5-a-side
football pitch on Great Suffolk Street on Wednesday evenings
for just £2.50 per player. All of the money goes to the
young people who help to run and referee the games. Street
League is a charity that "changes lives through football" by
helping the most disadvantaged local young people to get
back into work, training or further education.  The games
are a fun way to get back into football (or even try it out
for the first time – no skills necessary), improve your
health and fitness, have a laugh with colleagues or friends,
and meet other businesses and Bankside residents who will be
playing on the other team. Groups of friends or colleagues
who'd like to play one game (or more) just need to get in
touch with Better Bankside (020 7928 3998 or
vc@betterbankside.co.uk) to let them know which slot they'd
like to play at and whether they're bringing one team or
two. The sessions are on Wednesday evenings from 5pm  to 6pm
starting on 3 August.


LIVING MEMORY EXHIBITION: SE1 LOCAL HISTORY
Thursday 4 to Sunday 14 August
11am to 6pm at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House
Street; free
The finale of a stimulating two year heritage project based
in the Waterloo, Bankside and Borough areas.. The project
has encouraged local people of all age groups to discover
diverse histories and take part in a wide range of
activities and training. The exhibition showcases an
exciting array of art, sound-scape, oral histories,
artefacts and photography plus a programme of activities and
workshops which include storytelling, poetry and war time
cookery classes.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11017


SECONDHAND BOOK SALE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 August
11am-6pm at Churchyard, Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
Book sale in the churchyard at Southwark Cathedral.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11215


QUILLING AND DECOUPAGE DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 4 August
1.30pm-4pm  at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House
Street; free
Try your hand at some paper crafts with local artists.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11256


AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS: FREE THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Thursday 4 August to Sunday 4 September
Thu-Sun 6pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free open-air theatre next to City Hall. This summer treat
your friends and family of all ages to a whistle stop tour
of four continents, as dashing Victorian adventurer Phileas
Fogg and his hapless servant Passepartout recount their
daring attempt to cross the globe in record time.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11251


THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
Thursday 4 August
7pm at Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret, 9a St
Thomas Street; £15
At this exclusive evening of mind-reading and cold-reading
performance,The London Magician will talk about, and
demonstrate, the mind-reading and magical effects that first
flourished in the Victorian sťances hosted by fraudulent
mediums -people who were emulating genuine psychics in
parlours across England.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11330


THE MOTHER: FREE OPEN-AIR THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Thursday 4 August to Sunday 4 September
Thu-Sun 8pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free open-air theatre next to City Hall. This exciting new
translation of Brecht's classic play by Mark Ravenhill, one
of the UK's most celebrated and controversial playwrights,
looks set to cause waves of its own as this year's street
protests dictate the political agenda at home and abroad. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11250


OPEN DAY AT LONDON FIRE BRIGADE MUSEUM
Friday 5 August
10am-3pm at 94A Southwark Bridge Road; free
The London Fire Brigade Museum is holding a special open day
to mark the 150th anniversary of the Great Fire of Tooley
Street. Come and see one of the largest collections of
firefighting memorabilia and historic fire engines in the
country. All ages are welcome and there will be activities
for everyone, from trying on firefighter uniforms to
listening to talks by operational firefighters about the
latest brigade equipment and current fire engines. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11118


ANGELS AND ANIMALS: ALL-AGE SAFARI AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Friday 5 August
Meet 11am inside Southwark Cathedral at west end; London
Bridge; £4
Jo Brewster leads an all-age safari tour of Southwark
Cathedral taking you to the heavenly realm of angels. A
snail, lion, porcupine, and a dolphin are all portrayed
within the building. There are more mammals, birds and
animals than angels to uncover. Part of the 'Southwark
Uncovered' series.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11269


ST SAVIOUR'S AND ELIZABETHAN SOUTHWARK
Saturday 6 August
Meet 11am inside cathedral at west end at Southwark
Cathedral, London Bridge; £4
Tour of Southwark Cathedral led by Doreen Brooker. What was
St Saviour's parish church during the reign of Queen
Elizabeth I is now Southwark Cathedral. Parishioners
included actors from the nearby playhouses and merchants and
traders. This rich and colourful period in Southwark's
history will be recalled through the tombs, ledger stones,
and memorials found within the Cathedral today. Part of the
'Southwark Uncovered' series.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11270


OUTER SPACES WALK
Saturday 6 August
11am; free; booking essential 020 7021 1600 or email
l.cowell@coinstreet.org
Walk around Waterloo and the South Bank looking at the
spaces between buildings and how they are used. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11252


ELEPHANT: LOST AND FOUND GUIDED WALK WITH JOHN CONSTABLE
Saturday 6 August
11am at Cuming Museum, 151 Walworth Road SE17; free
Explore vanished places and rediscover the people of the
Elephant & Castle with historian John Constable on a walk
that will also reveal some of the areas famous inhabitants.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10806


JUMBLE SALE IN BERMONDSEY
Saturday 6 August
2pm-4pm  at Setchell TRA Hall,  Hazel Way; admission 20p
Bargains galore. Refreshments available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11242


QUILLING AND DECOUPAGE DEMONSTRATION
Saturday 6 August
1.30pm-4pm  at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House
Street; free
Try your hand at some paper crafts with local artists.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11257


HELP TO TURN A BURGESS PARK TREE TRUNK INTO A BENCH
Saturday 6 August
2pm-5pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Three mature tree trunks, felled as part of the Burgess Park
redevelopment, have been brought to the tiny garden behind
St George the Martyr church. Local hands are needed to help
shape the logs into benches, creating a peaceful place for
individuals and community groups. No experience needed.
Suitable for ages 12 and above Those aged under 16 must have
parent's consent.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11364


POETRY WORKSHOP
Saturday 6 August
2pm-4pm  at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House
Street; free
Be inspired by the work in the exhibition to create your own
poetry and creative writing with local poet Anna Robinson
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11259


A VIEW OF SOUTHWARK AS SEEN BY ARTISTS THROUGH THE AGES
Saturday 6 August
2pm at Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral,  London
Bridge; £4
South of the river from London Bridge to the Pool of London
has seen many changes over the centuries. These have been
captured by numerous artists and will be explored in an
entertaining and enlightening illustrated talk by Guy
Rowston. Part of the 'Southwark Uncovered' series.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11265


THE SOUTHWARK MYSTERIES: POEMS & SONGS @ URBAN PHYSIC GARDEN
Saturday 6 August
4pm-6pm at Urban Physic Garden, 100 Union Street; free;
donations appreciated
Southwark writer John Constable performs poems and songs
from The Southwark Mysteries and talks about the amazing
history behind the work. The performance takes place in the
beautiful setting of the Urban Physic Garden.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11368


MORRICONE IN LOVE AT SHORTWAVE
Saturday 6 August
8pm at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; £10
A fusion of live music and cinema. F'eatre explore the
haunting wordless female vocal and the psychedelic lounge
trip of Ennio Morricone's cult Italian film scores of
1968-72.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11184


BOROUGH MARKET RAW & UNPEELED
Sunday 7 August
11am-4pm at Borough Market
Special Sunday trading day in the Jubilee Market
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/11369


LONDON BRIDGE AND THE CITY IN THE BLITZ GUIDED WALK
Sunday 7 August
Meet 11am by the wooden cross in southern churchyard at
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; £8
This walk led by Neil Brihgt examines the City's great fire
raid of 29 December 1940 and other big raids of 1940/41.
Look at the evidence that still remains, and the walk is
supported by contemporary photos, eyewitness accounts and
one or two surprising tales.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11246


COLLAGE WORKSHOP
Sunday 7 August
2pm-4pm  at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House
Street; free
Craft your own collage of the area with local artist Roger
Sullock.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11260


BOROUGH BOOK GROUP AT THE TABLE CAFE
Monday 8 August
6.15pm at The Table, 85 Southwark Street; free
The Borough book group will this month discuss Between the
Assassinations by Aravind Adiga. Copies can be collected at
John Harvard Library. Please contact
eugenia.atta@southwark.gov.uk to pick up a copy of the book
or make further enquiries.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11243


HELP TO SHAPE THE NEXT TATE MODERN TURBINE HALL INSTALLATION
As part of the preparations for the 2012 Unilever Series
commission for the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern is inviting SE1
residents and workers to participate in a four-day workshop
with the artist Tino Sehgal from Saturday 20 to Tuesday 23
August. Sehgal will explore ideas behind his practice with
the group. Those of all ages and experience are welcome to
volunteer to take part. Refreshments will be provided. If
you are interested in signing up please contact Elena Zapata
at elena.zapata@tate.org.uk

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{ August issue of 'in SE1' }

The August edition of our monthly printed what's on guide is
out now. Pick up a paper copy from the usual locations
around the area, or grab the PDF from http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Workshop Manager, Interior Fit Out Company
* Talented chefs, The Laughing Gravy
* Global Education Volunteer, STAR4Africa

Details at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jobs

Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only £9.99:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jobs/add-a-job

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk space to Rent in SE11
* Desk space to let in Borough Market

Details at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/offices

Why not advertise your office space here? Only £9.99:
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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

* Bermondsey Kitchen becomes Pizarro
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143222
* Good Vets
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143272
* Remodelled traffic island at BHS/GDS junction
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143248
* Alan Kitching's Borough High Street print
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143239
* Blackfriars Bridge protest on Friday evening
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143235
* Where to play billiards in SE1
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143219
* Indigo restaurant in Stamford Street closed
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143215
* Recommendation for a builder
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143209
* Bottle collection noise in Shad Thames - which roads?
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143160
* Looking for a hair salon in SE1
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143146
* Where to sell my clothes?
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143129
* New shop 'Lost and Found' on Tower Bridge Road
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143091
* Noise from Isabella Street
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143081

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

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